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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 8, 2010 12:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Drums>Space anyone ?

I tend to only really listen to 66-80, so drums>space isn't quite the "interruption" for me as it is listeners of the later years. Starting with those interminably long drum solos in 78, I always skip them. Then if you were lucky there might be a short little trio of Jerry and the drummers or something similar lasting 2-4 minutes at most before heading into the next tune. Some might call it space, but I say "Jam" is probably more accurate for 78. I will listen to that. 79 got a little more interesting, but again, I tend to skip the drums and head to the "space" segment, which again is more "Jam" than anything. I can't say enough about the jam from 1/15/79. I like that stuff.

It's rare I make it past 79 so no comment there really. I don't get much enjoyment out of listening to the early-mid 80's.

As for the later years (late 80's-95), the rare times I do listen to those shows, the themier jams in drumz/space are often the most interesting parts of the show for me. Stuff like those Hornsby jams from Europe 90. 3/9/92 is another favorite.

In short, I mostly skip. When I do listen, it's far more likely I listen to the space and pass on the percussion segments.